The American people have spoken loud and clear. They want their newly elected Congress to focus on job creation and economic growth. Voters rejected increased government spending, higher taxes, a government takeover of health care, and the burdensome regulations that have delayed our recovery and have caused crippling uncertainty for businesses. This election confirms that America is still a free enterprise nation. Read and respond.
Economic Indicators September disposable income: - 0.3% September personal spending: 0.1% 3Q nonfarm business productivity: 1.9% October nonfarm payroll employment: 151,000
U.S. Chamber Reflects on Elections, Looks Ahead The U.S. Chamber's focus on a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda during the heated 2010 midterm elections resonated with American voters and resulted in a wave of pro-business, Chamber-endorsed candidates being elected to the next Congress. Read more.
An Opening to Boost U.S. Exports? In a sign that relations between the White House and the business community may be thawing, President Obama has embarked on a nine-day trip to Asia with the purpose of opening foreign markets to American business. Read more.
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Quote of the Week
“Let's hope that the newly-elected conservatives in the House will be a proactive group that accomplishes something meaningful.”
-- Sean Gibbons, Hunt Valley, MD
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